In this Interview Sr. Claire Whalen describes her early spirit of independence in Cincinnati OH, leading her toward an affinity for women leadership, and eventually her vocation at Oldenburg. She describes her role as an educator in various stages, from elementary school teacher to teacher educator, as well as degrees awarded at Marian College, Butler University, and University of Cincinnati. Additionally, she details her stewardship of the Sisters' organic farm, as well as her willingness to fight for a sustainable future in alleviating climate change.
Sr. Claire Whalen
Mary Ellen Lennon
Cincinnati, Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, women religious, religious community, Marian College, sustainability, climate change
Catholic Studies | Oral History | United States History | Women's History
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Lennon, Mary Ellen Ph.D., "Sr. Claire Whalen" (2015). Women Religious: Oral Histories of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg. 2.